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  1. Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, F–2: Using Children’s Books to Inspire STEM Learning

    For teachers who are eager to integrate STEM into their school day, Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons is an exciting development. This book's 15 kid-friendly lessons convey how science, technology, engineering and mathematics intersect in the real world. They embed reading-comprehension strategies that integrate the STEM subjects, as well as English, through high-quality picture books. You'll help your F - 2 students engage in STEM activities while they learn to read and read to learn.

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    A$55.00
  2. Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children’s Books to Guide Inquiry, F–5

    Since the debut of the Picture-Perfect Science books and workshops more than 10 years ago, authors Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry have learned one thing for certain: primary school teachers are constantly clamouring for even more ways to engage children in reading and science through picture books!

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    A$65.95
  3. More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children’s Books to Guide Inquiry, F-4

    Teachers raved when Picture-Perfect Science Lessons was first published. They loved its lively mix of kid-magnet books, curriculum-based science content and ready-to-teach lessons. So what could be more perfect? More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons! This volume offers 14 new lessons that combine picture books and inquiry to develop students' interest in science and reading.

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    A$65.95
  4. Next Time You See a Cloud

    Next time you want to see a show, go outside and look at the sky. The clouds will put on a pageant for you with their every-changing shapes and sizes. This book reveals some fascinating science behind these beautiful displays. Author Emily Morgan, answers all kinds of questions: What are clouds made of? Why are some white? Which clouds mean fair weather is coming, and which ones means rain is on the way? If you could reach those fluffy, floaty puffs, could you jump on them like a trampoline? Next Time You See a Cloud is an engaging look at the science behind a sky-high spectacle. Make it a habit to keep looking up; there's a new show every day!

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  5. A Place for Wonder: Reading and Writing Nonfiction in the Primary Years

    In A Place for Wonder, Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough discuss how to create "a landscape of wonder", a primary classroom where curiosity, creativity and exploration are encouraged. For it is these characteristics, the authors write, that develop intelligent, inquiring, life-long learners. With these goals in mind, Georgia and Jennifer provide teachers with numerous, practical ways they can create a classroom environment where students' questions and observations are part of daily work. They also present a step-by-step guide to planning a non-fiction reading and writing unit of study. A Place for Wonder will help teachers reclaim their classrooms as a place where true learning is the norm.

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    A$35.95
  6. Next Time You See Complete Set

    Awaken a sense of wonder in a child with the Next Time You See Complete Set. These books will inspire primary-age children to experience the enchantment of everyday phenomena such as pill bugs, fireflies, seashells and sunsets. The Next Time You See Complete Set contains the following books: Next Time You See a Firefly (NST6446), Next Time You See a Maple Seed (NST6125), Next Time You See a Slater (NST6149), Next Time You See a Seashell (NST6392), Next Time You See a Spider Web (NST8979), Next Time You See a Sunset (NST6361) and Next Time You See the Moon (NST9167).

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    A$100.00
  7. Everyday Earth and Space Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching

    What are the odds that a meteor will hit your house? Do you actually get more sunlight from Daylight Saving Time? Where do puddles go? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, Everyday Earth and Space Science Mysteries will motivate your students to carry out hands-on science investigations and actually care about the results. These 19 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on Earth and space science, including astronomy, energy, climate and geology. The stories that accompany each science lesson come with lists of science concepts to explore, year level-appropriate strategies for using them and explanations of how the lessons align with national standards. They also relieve you of the tiring work of designing inquiry lessons from scratch.

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    A$29.95
  8. Everyday Physical Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching

    What can make a ball roll faster? Does the temperature of wood affect the heat of a fire? How can old-fashioned tin can telephones teach today's students about sound and technology? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, Everyday Physical Science Mysteries will motivate your students to carry out hands-on science investigations and actually care about the results. The 21 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on physical science, including motion, friction, temperature, forces and sound. The stories that accompany the science lessons come with lists of science concepts to explore, year level-appropriate strategies for using them and explanations of how the lessons align with national standards.

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    A$29.95
  9. Everyday Life Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching

    How do tiny buys get into oatmeal? What makes children look like - or different from - their parents? Where do rotten apples go after they fall off the tree? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, this book will motivate your students to carry out hands-on science investigations and actually care about the results. These 20 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on biological science, including heredity, botany, human physiology, zoology, reproduction, life cycles and health. The stories that accompany each science lesson come with lists of science concepts to explore, year level-appropriate strategies for using them and explanations of how the lessons align with national standards. They also relieve you of the tiring work of designing inquiry lessons from scratch.

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    A$29.95
  10. Essentials for Achieving Rigour Series: Examining Reasoning: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Produce and Defend Claims

    This book explores explicit techniques for mastering this crucial strategy of instructional practice. It includes: explicit steps for implementation; recommendations for monitoring students' ability to examine errors in reasoning; adaptations for students who struggle, have special needs, or excel in learning; examples and non-examples from classroom practice; and common mistakes and ways to avoid them. The Essentials for Achieving Rigour series of instructional guides helps educators become highly skilled at implementing, monitoring, and adapting instruction.

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    A$25.95
  11. Essentials for Achieving Rigour Series

    The Essentials for Achieving Rigour series of instructional guides helps educators become highly skilled at implementing, monitoring and adapting instruction. Readers can put the guides to practical use immediately, adopting day-to-day examples as models for application in their own classrooms.

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